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MAda Shell Gallery Raises Money Throwing Shoes at President George Bush
People paid one dollar to throw a shoe at President George Bush.


ASHLAND, OR.- MAda Shell Gallery is a forum to present the delicate balance between Art and Anti-Art. The Gallery exposes collaborative exhibitions revolving around themes and host shows for individual artists including performance, installation, puppetry, and intermedia. The gallery's function is to not only display aesthetically pleasing art but also that which goes beyond embellishment to raise deeper questions about the human condition. A human condition whose concept of order and rationalism is responsible for the death of millions, the destruction of our environment, and the shredding of interpersonal relationships; this culture is no more than a mask of civilization laid over a deeper barbarism to which it's Art is simply a reflection. In this sense we are anti-art.

The first show starts with the shoeing of Bush. Muntadhar al-Zaidi is currently imprisoned for throwing a shoe at Bush; In one defiant toss of a shoe he has given the worst insult in Arab culture. The Bush legacy has left hundreds of thousands dead and the world more deaply divided than ever before.

As Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw the first shoe at G.W. Bush he shouted, "This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, YOU DOG", with the second he shouted, "This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq".

According to witnesses, al-Zaidi was "severely beaten" by security officers after he had been dragged out of the room following the shoe-throwing incident. As the man's screaming could be heard outside, Bush said "That’s what people do in a free society, draw attention to themselves." A "large blood trail" could be seen on the carpet where al-Zaidi had been dragged by security agents. Dawa-owned Afaq TV reported that security forces kicked al-Zaidi and beat him. His family reports that it has received many threatening phone calls. The United States Secret Service and the Iraqi Police took custody of al-Zaidi. Al-Zaidi was tested for alcohol and drugs, and his shoes were confiscated as evidence. Al-Zaidi was interrogated by Iraqi and U.S. agents to ascertain whether anyone paid him to throw his shoes at Bush. In an interview with BBC News, al-Zaidi's brother, Durgham al-Zaidi, reported that Muntadhar al-Zaidi suffered a broken hand, broken ribs, internal bleeding, and an eye injury. Durgham al-Zaidi told Al Jazeera that his brother was tortured. Al-Baghdadia TV said that al-Zaidi was "seriously injured" during his detention. Al Sharqiya also points to signs of injury on his thighs and an immobile right arm. However, a different brother, Maitham al-Zaidi, spoke with Muntadhar on the phone and was told: "Thank God I am in good health." On Friday 19 December Dhia al-Kinani, the Judge investigating the case, said there were signs al-Zaidi had been beaten; al-Zaidi had bruises on his face and around his eyes. The Judge also said al-Zaidi had not yet raised a formal charge relating to his injuries. His lawyer, Dhiya'a al-Sa'adi, has also confirmed that al-Zaidi had been beaten, stating that "there are visible signs of torture on his body".








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